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Turbo Diesel Sedan

1983 300D Turbo Diesel Sedan

  • Astral Silver with Black MB-Tex
  • 88,000 original miles since new
  • original paint, fanatically maintained, one owner
  • fully documented history
  • Sold

Here is some of the mechanical work that has been done:

-New front and rear brakes

-New front brake rotors

-Major 30k service (flushed the coolant, brake fluid, hydro pneumatic fluid, differential fluid, radiator fluid, transmission fluid, oil and replenished all.)

-Valve adjustment

-New fuel filters, air filter, transmission filter

-New fuel return line hoses

-New radiator hose

-New top of the line Michelin tires

-Refinished factory alloy 14" Bundt wheels in Astral Silver with 3 coats of clear

-Replaced headlamp bulbs

-Replaced instrument cluster lights

-New headlight door housings

-New grill inserts

-Refinished all wood (i.e. stripped, sanded and 30 coats of clear)

-New hood insulation pad

-Rebuilt factory antenna

-Serviced A/C

-Replaced cruise control amplifier

-Touched up paint with factory Astral Silver

-New b-pillar felts

-New wind lacing

-Removed all exterior components for cleaning (i.e. bumpers, grill, mirrors, belt molding, rocker molding, door handles, cowl vents, windshield wipers, wood, door panels, seats, a, b and c pillars, etc.)

-Cleaned and polished every area of the car, including intense attention to wheel wells, chassis, engine compartment, door jams, behind bumpers, inside headlight buckets, under floor mats, etc., etc. every area of the entire car, literally, has been cleaned.)

-Intense attention to the engine compartment detail. Removed battery, mister reservoir, air filter housing, etc. Cleaned and polished every square inch. (This alone takes about 3-4 days.)

-Polished sill plates, door latches, seat hardware, garnish moldings...